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    Longest bow kill ever!

    I wanted to post a thread to find out what the longest bow kill anyone has ever known of! I have been wondering this since last september when my dad made his best shot ever on a big 9pt. Our family took our first out of state trip driving fifteen hours north from louisiana to a small honey hole in nebraska! This was a treat for all of us because its not common for us to see a deer when we go hunting down here, much less twenty or thirty. Anyway, it was the last evening and we aint filled all our doe tags yet so we decided to go on a meat run. We decided the best spot for a doe would be on the edge of a 30 acre alfalfa field catching the deer on a good trail where they were coming to feed! So we get set up and we aint even got an arrow on our bow yet and the first two were already out. Now this is a big field so they were prolly about two hunred yards away, but it was still pretty cool watching them. After sittin a couple hours we realized we set up in the wrong spot because there was about fifteen out in the field by now and not one of them was under about 80 or 90 yards. Since i was the one shooting and my dad was filming, i didnt want to shoot one that far with only a 70 yard pin. I was really wanting to get one about 50 yards or closer and i would have felt pretty comfortable shooting her! Although we had practiced out to 100 yards plus on our 3-d target, i really didnt figure i would need more than a my 70 yard pin. Just so happened it was getting close to dark and my camera sucks so we had just give up on filming a hunt and decided to shoot the next doe that would get inside my pin range. There was a pretty good trail coming into the field about 60 yards from us and deer had been running out of it until they got about 80 yard out and then they would stop and start feeding. So i am ready for the next one to run out and i was gonna wack her and about that time this big 9pt runs out and i am freakin out cause its the biggest buck i had ever seen on a bow hunt. He runs out and stops, and my dad ranged him at 74 yards. I am at full draw, i settled in, and cut it loose! I was watching expecting to see and hear a loud thwack, instead i see my arrow go about 1 inch over his back and it was silent. So now i am all dpressed cause i missed the biggest buck i have ever shot at and my dad breaks the silence and says "do you want me to kill him". Well i just missed him at 74 and he run away from us so my response is "What"! And he throwed me the range finder and said it again "do you want me to kill him". I said, well do you think you can? I ranged that deer at 97 yards and he set his sight and come to full draw! I couldnt help it, i just had to laugh at him knowing he was gonna miss! He shot and a few seconds later while i am looking through the binoculars, i see it hit! The deer was quartering away and he hit him in the back ham and it angled just enough that he made it about twenty yards out of the field, where we let him lay for about three hours before going to find him! Now the deer turned out to be only a 120 inch 9pt, but we were happy as anyone could be! It was the biggest one i had shot at and the biggest one he had ever killed and one heck of a story to go along with it all! Now I really dont expect everyone to believe this, but it is true because i watched it happen. I was just wondering if anyone else had ever heard of someone killing a whitetail deer at a long distance like that? If you have a story of a long shot, please take the time to post it so everyone can enjoy! Thanks, Zach!



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    here we go again
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    Im hoping for a long kill shot this year: 12 yards for my elk
    If a archer is fully capable of such shoots thats fine,.. but it seems like too many guys are willing to risk a long shot because its a big animal
    Im reading into your statement
    i just had to laugh at him knowing he was gonna miss!
    He shouldnt have even thinking of such a shot
    It makes me sick. I had to listen to a fellow how he and his 3 buddies just couldnt get close enough to elk last year and didnt find 6 bulls they shot into. Well he is eaither a lier or a fool; You and your dad seem to be in the same club.
    Like I said if a person can make the long shot fine,.. but placing a prayer on a shot for game that you cant make on a target,.. you make us all look bad

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    i don't think people are going to enjoy it - they'll just think you and your dad shouldn't be in the woods.

    good luck with this thread.

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    Hunter ethics?

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    It's what ever floats a hunters boat. Personally 60yds is my max and I hope I never have to shoot one that far, but I am prepared if the opportunity arises.

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    Gosh. Congratulations. You missed at 74 yards and your daddy hit him in the ham at 97 yards. You guys are awesome.

    You should raise the bar next time out and see if you can break the 100 yard mark. Maybe even try for a neck shot. Or a full frontal?

    Amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustoffer View Post
    Hunter ethics?
    Some people do not know what that is. I guess according to those standards I should have pushed the shot at about a 170" buck last year. He was about 37-40 yards and there was a little brush in the way so I passed on the shot. I don't regret it though even if I never take him because I'm not willing to risk wounding a deer (even a doe) with a questionable shot. If I pull the release trigger you can bet your last dollar I expect to make the killing shot. Just my 2 cents.

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    I'm going to enjoy this!



    This is probably the wrong place to look for compliments on such a feat. However, I don't doubt that it happened just the way you said.

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    I have always believed intent is where morality lies, taking a 100 yard bow shot to feed your starving family has one intent, shooting at animal at 100 yards to see if you can hit it, or to simply add another head to the wall is another story all together IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustoffer View Post
    Hunter ethics?
    ... i agree, and YOUR dad is handing this down to you? ... boy the anti's are gonna have a field day with this one!!!!!!!!!

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    Save the I hope I can hit something at that range for the 3-d targets.

    Maximum range is different for every hunter, but the hunter should know that if he isn't 100% confident that he can hit the vitals he has exceeded his max range or skill level.

    I can and do shoot at 100yds on a regular basis at targets. Only reason for this is if I wound or marginally hit a animal at closer range and he presents a shot at any distance up to 100 I have the confidence to put a arrow through the vitals.

    Having animals look like pin cushions due to overextending ones range really makes it hard for a landowner to grant permission again, gives more fuel to the antihunters, and makes regular hunters have more of a grudge against us "no good wounding bowhunters".

    That being said my longest shot was 83yrds on a jackrabbit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AR_Headhunter View Post
    Some people do not know what that is. I guess according to those standards I should have pushed the shot at about a 170" buck last year. He was about 37-40 yards and there was a little brush in the way so I passed on the shot. I don't regret it though even if I never take him because I'm not willing to risk wounding a deer (even a doe) with a questionable shot. If I pull the release trigger you can bet your last dollar I expect to make the killing shot. Just my 2 cents.

    Really???

    Same guy who admitted yesterday to shooting one in the ham??????

    Been here less than a month, and your ELITE status is already confirmed.

    You move a little faster than most.
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    Well guys i am really sorry that i posted this! I hate that everyone is taking this the way that they are. I have no doubt in my mind that he could kill one today at a hundred yards! He is an amazing shot. And as far as my miss goes, i really didnt think i was going to miss or i wouldnt have shot him. I apologize for posting this and hope that people dont think of me in such a way! I make comfortable shots all day at long distances and do not consider it unethical if you can do it! Again, i am sorry and will try to close this thread ASAP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by "GOON" View Post
    Well guys i am really sorry that i posted this! I hate that everyone is taking this the way that they are. I have no doubt in my mind that he could kill one today at a hundred yards! He is an amazing shot. And as far as my miss goes, i really didnt think i was going to miss or i wouldnt have shot him. I apologize for posting this and hope that people dont think of me in such a way! I make comfortable shots all day at long distances and do not consider it unethical if you can do it! Again, i am sorry and will try to close this thread ASAP!
    Didn't go quite like you expected, did it? Were you looking for support?

    Thinks about what you posted. You missed at 74 yards and your dad made a poor shot at 97 yards. And you feel that is a comfortable shot?

    He's an amazing shot? He hit a deer in the ham that you admitted to laughing about thinking he was going to miss. What was funny about that? Fact is, he didn't miss. He just made a bad shot.
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    my fartest is a 5 yds chipmunk. at the land i huntthe owner wants me to take out all the chip munks that i find in his yard or garden. they destroyed is lawn, garden and are getting into the house now. so i help him out.

    besideds that i havent got a bow deer yet.



    but for you mmmmmmmm. I could never think about taking a shot that far. to many things can go wrong. idk.

    i can hit a 3d in the vitals most times at 50and 60 yards but i wont shoot at a deer over 30 yds. just dont feel comfortable with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonestar63 View Post
    Really???

    Same guy who admitted yesterday to shooting one in the ham??????

    Been here less than a month, and your ELITE status is already confirmed.

    You move a little faster than most.
    Since you like to read my post so much perhaps you also saw that it was a killing shot. The deer went to take off just as I triggered the release. It happens & thats reality. We all can't live in your little world of bragging about what a great set-up we have then posting pictures in our albums showing an animal that was almost gut shot & feel all high and mighty. I'm a hunter & things happen when hunting that are not expected.but at least I have the integrity to admit a bad shot & be honest with others and myself about it. I do not have to try to pump my ego up on a computer because I'm comfortable with myself as a hunter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonestar63 View Post
    Who wants to bet on how many pages this will go????
    2,maybe 3. I bet it gets locked before 4.
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    Something for you to think about. An arrow averaging 300fps will take 1 second to get to 100yds. Since I doubt there are many out there that shoot bows fast enough to make that average figure a little over 1 second. Now, see how far you can walk in that short amount of time. Doesn't seem like much does it? Now try holding a paper plate and see how much that moves with you. Those telling us they are confident hitting an animal in the vitals at 100 yds are a JOKE. How can you honestly say you are confident in hitting a target that may or may not move? Nobody knows if the animal will take a step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AR_Headhunter View Post
    Since you like to read my post so much perhaps you also saw that it was a killing shot. The deer went to take off just as I triggered the release. It happens & thats reality. We all can't live in your little world of bragging about what a great set-up we have then posting pictures in our albums showing an animal that was almost gut shot & feel all high and mighty. I'm a hunter & things happen when hunting that are not expected.but at least I have the integrity to admit a bad shot & be honest with others and myself about it. I do not have to try to pump my ego up on a computer because I'm comfortable with myself as a hunter.
    As i said earlier, I'm amazed that you can stand your own smell, your so full of it.

    300 post's in a couple of weeks??

    You pump yourself up on here a hell of a lot more than i do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonestar63 View Post
    Who wants to bet on how many pages this will go????
    ... kinda glad my hands are in my pockets on this one ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thumperjack View Post
    ... kinda glad my hands are in my pockets on this one ....
    I hear ya.

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    I'm a pretty good shot. In fact, I'm way better than most. I will never shoot at a big game animal beyond 50 yards and probably not even that distance unless it was the most favorable conditions imaginable. Anyone who thinks that they can reliably shoot animals with vital shots beyond that distance is deluding themselves. Animals are not stationary targets. S#*t happens when you shoot at a live animal. I'm pretty sick of hearing all the delusional people on here making up stories about how they can reliably hit animals in the vitals at 60, 70, 80, and further yardages. It's all BS and if it ever did happen, it's more luck than skill. It is just plain unethical to take those shots just so you can see if you can stick an arrow in an animal. I think the anti's are sometimes justified in their stance based on the ammo we give them with these stupid posts and our unethical actions. You'd be better off not telling anyone about taking shots like this. How many have you stuck and didn't talk about?

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